What to Plant When You’ve Only Got 30 Days!

In Central Texas, we typically plant garlic in October or November. Right now, it’s early September—so I have about a month before I need to plant it. Is there any way to put the soil to good use between now and then?

There sure is!

Watch this Homesteading Basics video to learn what veggie to grow when you’ve only got 30 days!

UPDATE: For everyone asking, the container featured in this video is called The Garden Tower 2 and you can purchase it here! 


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This post was written by Marjory Wildcraft


  • StacyLou says:

    I’m intrigued! I look forward to the recipe. Hmm…we’ve got an empty bed right now…

  • Mary Pasley says:

    I love the Garden Tower but, man, that is expensive. Do you know any other similar type tower that is less costly?

    1. Marjory Wildcraft says:

      Hi Mary,

      I completely understand about the cost.
      The most economical way to plant is simply in the ground – or a raised bed on the ground.
      It can be that simple 🙂

    2. Marc Thoma says:

      There are also how to’s for building a pyramid tower out of cedar or other rot resistant wood that you can find online. I plant to build one at some point to see how well it works.

  • Renee Ilse says:

    I have seen some tower gardens made with plastic food-grade barrels. Holes are cut in the side and possibly PVC put in those holes at an angle. In the center is a big PVC pipe with the soil/medium surrounding that pipe standing in the center. The plants are placed in the holes that were cut into the side of the barrel and rooted in the soil/medium. Not sure I am explaining it well. Can try to find a picture, but there are some on Pinterest.

  • Sandy says:

    Radishes, yes! And I am not a fan of peppery, so I will look forward to he recipe also. Other suggestions fora quick cool weather crops would be some of the cresses, mesclun mix, and there might be a few others if the weather is warm enough. Where I am we will often see our first hard frost in Sept., so keeping an insulating layer on had would be a good idea.

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